Celebrate National Tea Day

Photo by Valeria Boltneva on Pexels.com April 21 marks National Tea Day, a day to celebrate and honor one of the most popular beverages in the world. National Tea Day is mostly celebrated in the UK but you can celebrate anywhere in the world. Here are some ways to celebrate: Go to a cafe It …

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Spring Time Tea Time

Photo by Olya Kobruseva on Pexels.com With the weather outside improving and most pandemic restrictions being lifted it’s a perfect time to have a spring tea party.  Start out by setting out a selection of finger sandwiches of egg salad, chicken salad, or cream cheese and vegetable cut into little rectangles. You can group them …

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Celebrate National Milk Day

Photo by Charlotte May on Pexels.com In the 90s there were commercials for Got Milk? which promoted the consumption of dairy milk to a young audience. They even included celebrities sporting milk mustaches in print ads. Now, although the era of Got Milk? is over, it’s not been forgotten. In fact, there’s still a day …

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Protect the Honey Bees

There is nothing like a good cup of tea with a few teaspoons of honey. Sweet, soothing, and warm. It's the simple pleasures in life that give us joy but we have to remember who helps bring that joy: Honey Bees. A precious part of our ecosystem, bees make honey and pollinate flowers and other …

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Tea Brewing Temperatures & Times! 🍵

On some packages of tea, you may have seen some instructions on how to brew your tea. Now you’re probably thinking, “Why do I need instructions on how to brew tea? It’s just water and leaves!” It’s more than just placing a tea bag into a cup and pouring hot water over it! It takes …

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We Love Iced Tea! 💜

June is the best month for iced tea drinkers because it marks National Iced Tea Month! Not only does the weather begin to really warm up, but the tea in people’s cups begin to cool down. As I previously said last year, roughly 80 percent of Americans take their tea iced and would not want …

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Tea For One

Recently my family and I had to pack up and move to a new house. While I was sorting through my things, I came across some of my tea sets. I noticed that I had several tea-for-one sets. My fiance saw them and immediately wanted to try them out. Then I remembered that National Hot …

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Glass Tea Pots

Whether it’s boiling water in a kettle on the stove-top or in an electric kettle, tea lovers have a favorite way of brewing their tea. Some prefer to brew theirs in a glass tea pot. When I first heard of a glass tea pot, I merely thought that was impossible, since they could break very …

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Guy Fawkes Day/Bonfire Night

Halloween may be over now and there may be that sad feeling that the festivities are over with (at least until Thanksgiving), but it’s just getting started in the UK! November may be all about Thanksgiving in the United States but for the British, it’s about Guy Fawkes and bonfires! Now, who was Guy Fawkes, …

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Autumn: Tea, Scones, and Pumpkin!

Break out the tea kettles and tea cozies! Autumn is finally here after a long and brutal summer! Back in June, I compared and contrasted how British and Americans take their tea during the summer. While most Americans drink their tea iced during the hot summer months, the British stick to tradition and continue to …

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